Did you notice the swarm of people in suits taking over Kresge Lawn with their huge white tent and fancy LCD name tags?
After 21 percent of undergraduates voted to elect 26 new members to the Undergraduate Association Senate this fall, East Campus faced a tie for the second seat in the senate. The run-off election to break the tie between Harrison Bralower ’11 and Sarah Dee ’10 ended on Tuesday, Sept. 23. One hundred and thirty-four East Campus residents voted in the run-off, which resulted in Dee becoming the twenty-seventh new member of the Senate. Dee was a write-in candidate.
Can you imagine publishing a book before age 11?
After registering students in Lobby 10 for the past two weeks, new sorority Pi Beta Phi will give bids this Sunday to 60–80 undergraduate women.
Having lost the housing license to its water-damaged fraternity house, and facing allegations of rush misconduct by the Interfraternity Council, Alpha Tau Omega may be expelled from MIT.
The day began with an agreement that Washington hoped would end the financial crisis that has gripped the nation. It dissolved into a verbal brawl in the Cabinet Room of the White House, warnings from an angry president and pleas from a Treasury secretary who knelt before the House speaker and appealed for her support.
Sen. John McCain had intended to ride back into Washington on Thursday as a leader who had put aside presidential politics to help broker a solution to the financial crisis.
Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. secretary-general, announced Thursday that the organization had received an additional $16 billion in pledges to fight a host of global ills like hunger and malaria, calling it an important signal that the world financial crisis would not impair aid efforts.
A pipe bomb that exploded late Wednesday night outside the Jerusalem home of Zeev Sternhell, a Hebrew University professor, left him lightly wounded and created only a minor stir in a nation that routinely experiences violence on a much larger scale.
Hopefully you got the most out this stretch of very nice, dry weather we’ve been happily mired in the last few weeks. Mother Nature has some catching up to do in the rain bucket, and boy will she certainly fill up the bucket today and tomorrow. The culprits are two systems to our south.
We’ve all been there: waiting outside in a below zero wind chill for a Saferide shuttle that was scheduled to arrive ten minutes ago. We ponder the possibility of just walking, but quickly abandon the idea because of the time already sunk waiting. You try to call Shuttle Track, but that system is unreliable at best. Guess you are just going to have to suffer. Along with dining, it seems that Saferide improvements are a perennial issue here at MIT, but improvements to Saferide — largely the results of student input — over the summer have vastly enhanced our ability to get around campus.
If McCain had thought that playing the ‘gender card’ would benefit his campaign, he was wrong. What made Hillary Clinton a dependable and ideal candidate was not the fact that she was a woman. Merely glimpsing at her political track record, one can see that she has had significant exposure to the national political scene — both in the White House and representing New York in the Senate. Palin, on the other hand, is not only a poor choice for a candidate, she is also a poor representation of the 21st century woman.
“She nails it,” was the consensus between IrresistibleBitch, JellyBean and Meow85 regarding Gloria Steinem’s op-ed piece, “Palin: wrong woman, wrong message” published on Sept. 4 in <i>The Los Angeles Times</i>. The first place I spotted the topic under discussion was, oddly enough, in the Politics and Religion forum of the Prince fan site, <i>Prince.org</i>.
$43 trillion is the total sum of our government’s future Medicare and Social Security obligations over and above its current ability pay. This represents an unimaginable load on future generations of Americans. Without action within the next few years overhauling both commitment programs, the burden of supporting these programs amidst spiraling debt will fall directly onto the workers of the future — you and me!
Things must have seemed bleak to the thirty-five year old Johann Sebastian Bach in the spring of 1721. He had composed six pieces, delivered for a commission to the Margrave of Brandenburg, Christian Ludwig, each one an exposition of the new and old instruments that were available to the young composer, each one a re-thinking of the concerto form — still relatively young in the early eighteenth century and certainly still very Italian in its conception and tradition. In short, each of these orchestral pieces were a thoughtful exposition of the musical world that Bach inhabited.
Two things to keep in mind before we get into a review of Weezer’s fall “Hootenanny” tour in support of this summer’s Red Album. First, Rivers Cuomo is closer to 40 than he is to 30 — he may actually need to put some Rogaine in his hair. Second, whether genuinely or ironically, Weezer has made YouTube culture the theme of their fall tour.
For the Boston jazz scene, Regattabar is about as classy as it gets. High-rollers in tailored suits like to mix and order $86 bottles of champagne, and mellow out after a day of tapping their blackberries. Its best asset is that it can entertain this crowd without losing sight of jazz’s groovy, down-home feel: those same high-rollers are sitting happily next to Berklee students in hoodies and ripped jeans. There’s no stage — only a wood floor in one corner of the room. Big names in jazz come and stand a yard in front of the audience, and no one pays it any mind. There aren’t any barriers here (save the $86 champagne tab for you and me) — this place is about the music.
After a successful inaugural athletics weekend highlighted MIT’s spring sports last April, a new set of sports will move into the spotlight for the second MIT Athletics Weekend on Saturday.
Field Hockey Outlasts Nichols in Double Overtime, 3-2MIT Blanks Emerson, 4-0MIT Names Rick Chrusciel Head Women’s Ice Hockey Coach
Jessica M. Oleinik ’11 converted a feed from Nirupama Yechoor ’10 eleven minutes into the second overtime period to lift MIT to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Nichols College in non-conference field hockey action Tuesday. The win was the Engineers’ third in a row.
Jacqueline M. Wentz ’10 led MIT’s Women’s Cross Country team to another first-place finish in their second meet of the season on Saturday. Wentz finished in 18:30 to finish fourth at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Invitational, leading six of her teammates who finished in the top 30. MIT, ranked No. 23 nationally, took first place among 41 teams at the meet. This impressive finish came one week after Wentz led MIT to a nearly perfect finish in the Engineer’s Cup, finishing first in 19:21, leading MIT’s sweep of the first five finishes.